Xenozoic by Mark Schultz
Xenozoic by Mark Schultz
Welcome to the Xenozoic Age, a post-apocalyptic landscape where dinosaurs roam freely…and humanity is the endangered species!
“What strange new world, to have such creatures in it!”
Forced into hiding by a global ecological cataclysm, humans emerge from their underground warrens half a millennium later to discover that the Earth has been totally transformed. All of the familiar flora and fauna are gone, replaced by a radically altered natural order populated by rampaging dinosaurs and strange, new creatures. It takes guts, grim determination, ingenuity and a whole lot of old-fashioned luck just to survive, much less thrive, in this alien wilderness—all qualities that ace mechanic Jack Tenrec, lovely scientist Hannah Dundee and their friends possess in abundance.
But even the worthiest of these hardy souls are hard-pressed to surmount the obstacles presented by their new homeland. And when those trials are further compounded by the underhanded and selfish actions of the cutthroat human scavengers they encounter, even the best equipped and bravest among them might not endure.
Xenozoic combines lush and richly realized ink-and-brush artwork with a pulp-fueled narrative to create an action-packed fantasy—an unrelenting adventure that also serves as a subtle cautionary fable concerning the unforeseen consequences that shortsighted present-day decisions might have upon future generations.
About Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz is an American cartoonist, illustrator and writer whose career spans two centuries. His lifelong interest in the sciences and natural history informs his fictional work, highlighted by the award-winning Xenozoic Tales series and the undersea adventure SubHuman, as well as such non-fiction projects as The Stuff of Life, a Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA. He is currently deep into the glacially slow process of producing illustrations for his novella Storms at Sea while continuing to provide scripts for the comic strip Prince Valiant. In between all this he dreams up new projects—a percentage of which come to fruition—teaches on occasion at the Savannah College of Art and Design, picks up the occasional work-for-hire and produces the odd commission. All of which adds up to a tolerable living.
About Craig Elliott
Craig Elliott is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. He received his education at Art Center College of Design. He studied under artists such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. In addition to his fine art work, Craig has had a hand in designing many of today’s most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. A multi-faceted artist, he is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer.
After attending Art Center College of Design he began illustrating for various clients and started working full time in the animation industry. He has worked primarily for Disney and Dreamworks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, and Enchanted, as well as other upcoming features. Craig has also done fully painted comic book and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics, and has done various Illustration work for many different companies. His work can currently be seen in the books "Treasure Planet a Voyage of Discovery" and "Spectrum 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15 and a gold medal in 16 the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”, “The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today Vol. 2”, “Erotic Fantasy Art”, “Fantasy art Now 2”, Aphrodisia I and his 3 sketchbooks. Several monograph art books are also in the works.
8.5 x 11 inches
Introduction by Craig Elliott
Over 30 images